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Poetry and Image in Japanese Prints

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Brill, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Imprint: Hotei Publishing,The Netherlands
Published: 1st Jan 2001
Dimensions: w 245mm h 297mm d 19mm
Weight: 1225g
ISBN-10: 9074822347
ISBN-13: 9789074822343
Barcode No: 9789074822343
Surimono (literally "printed object") are privately published prints inscribed with a dedication and/or poem(s) that touch upon everyday themes. This catalogue accompanied an exhibition of the same name at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Included in the catalogue are 116 colour and 40 black-and-white illustrations of prints drawn from the Rijksmuseum collection. The book also contains in-depth essays by Charlotte van Rappard-Boon and Lee Bruschke-Johnson that discuss the history of surimono and the subjects depicted in the prints, which include seasonal references and classical themes. The catalogue contains English translations of all the poems that appear on the prints. This publication is not just an exhibition catalogue, but is also an important reference work in the study of surimono.

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